Why Deport Children?

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This act will be devastating for these children who are escaping from their countries in desperation.

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H.R.5053, the Expedited Family Reunification Act of 2014, amends the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 for the worse. Expediting the return of children to lives of poverty and violence is inhumane. Sponsored by Rep. Salmon, Matt (R-AZ-5), this bill only exasperates the problem of child refugees entering the nation. The Wilberforce Act assures these children are given full protection under the law and are returned to safety in their homelands.

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H.R.5053, amends the 2008 Wilberforce Act to “provide for the expedited removal of unaccompanied alien children.” The bill sets two criteria. First, that the children were not “victims of a severe form of trafficking.” Second, the children must not have a “fear of returning.” From a July 2014 press release, clearly, the Administration is seeking to “work with the Congress” by requesting a $3.7 billion appropriation to aid in deterrence, enforcement, and detainment capacity. The release includes language like increasing the “removal of adults with children” and “court capacity to speed cases” — hardly a softening of policy. Proponents of H.R. 5053 claim to have the best interests of the children at heart. By “closing loopholes” in the Wilberforce Act these children will lose due process under the law. With no or “expedited” hearings these children will not necessarily be returned to safety in their homelands.

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Here's the actual link to the four-page bill. https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/hr5053/BILLS-113hr5053ih.pdf
CA-18
4 years ago
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They dont remain children
MO-3
2 years ago
R. Cuthbert
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Here's the actual link to the four-page bill. https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/hr5053/BILLS-113hr5053ih.pdf

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They dont remain children